#BlackoutTuesday | reed.co.uk
When a community suffers intolerable injustice, we must come together and make a stand for what’s right.
reed.co.uk would not be the organisation it is today without the contribution of our black co-members: past, present and future.
To our co-members, jobseekers, recruiters, customers, users and to all – we say:
Black Lives Matter.
But it’s not enough to simply make a statement, share an image and a few hashtags. Those outside of the black community must educate themselves too, to support and show solidarity.
Here’s a small selection of resources to learn about unconscious bias, it’s effects on the black community and understanding privilege.
It’s not a comprehensive reading list, but it’s a good place to start.
Do you have a resource you’d like to share? Tweet us @reedcouk or comment below and we’ll update this list.
We want to hear from you.
Community support groups
Kwanda – ‘a modern collection pot for black communities’
The Reach Out Project – a mentoring programme for inner-city boys, in London, focusing on early intervention supporting four key aspects of childhood development; cognitive, behavioural/social and emotional development
STEP NOW – an organisation supporting young people with the knowledge to step into adulthood using four pillars: finance, career, family and health
4Front Project – member-led youth organisation empowering young people and communities to fight for justice, peace and freedom.
Generating Genius – ‘our goal is to inspire and aid our future Black #STEM leaders to reach their chosen universities and beyond’
‘In defence of looting’ 
‘Free Us All’ 
The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Alex Haley & Malcolm X)
Your Silence Will Not Protect You (Audre Lorde)
Women, Race & Class (Angela Davis)
Freedom is a Constant Struggle (Angela Davis)
Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race (Reni Eddo-Lodge)
Black Like Me (John Howard Griffin)